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Mom’s Swedish Potatoes

Mom used to make these potatoes a lot and watching her baste them made our mouths water!. We could hardly wait for dinner! And all it takes is four ingredients. These will amaze you!
Course Main Course
Cuisine swedish
Keyword baked potato, potatoes, sliced potatoes


  • 4 potatoes russet or large baking potatoes
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated or shredded (optional) - (more or less to taste)
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs optional, more or less to taste
  • ½ cup garlic butter, (¼ cup) sliced and (¼ cup) melted (more or less to taste)


  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Prepare potatoes, with or without the skin. Make the slices as thin as possible, at least ¾ of the way through. Try to leave a thin uncut base so they appear to be in the shape of a fan. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Find a baking pan that will just hold all of your potatoes. You want as little extra space between them as possible, but enough to be able to baste the potatoes.
  • Melt half of the butter in the baking pan. I put the baking pan in the oven while I'm preparing the potatoes. Once butter is melted and the potatoes are prepared, place them in the baking pan and roll them around in the butter. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and dot the tops and in between slices with remaining butter.
  • Bake for between 60 and 75 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Baste potatoes occasionally.
  • At about the 40-minute mark, add Parmesan cheese, or whatever cheese you're using.
  • Add breadcrumbs. My mother always sprinkled breadcrumbs on top. I don't, but I'll leave that decision up to you. Do not baste after you add the cheese and breadcrumbs.
  • You can broil these potatoes if you wish. Personally, I never felt the need to.
  • Serve and enjoy every bite!